sloth (2636) - Ceciltucky, Co., Maryland, USA - OCT 15, 2008
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Large offwhite head, retention is good, lacing is thick and clingy. Gold color with a light copper glow. Nose is floral, lightly piney and strangely fruity. Body is lightly medium with an almost spritzy carbonation. Floral hoppy flavors up front, perfumey with a sweet malt backing, some lip stick notes as well, strange. Lightly sweet and fruity finish, candy notes? Arf!
piscator34 (2126) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - OCT 15, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled sample. Light orange in colour with medium carbonation. Aromas of mild white grapefruit, pear, and a bit of orange blossom. Flavors of orange creamsicle, pine needles, fragant tea, earth, and corse grasses. A fair amount of chunky-grassy bitterness. A bit light bodied for an IPA, but quite drinkable. A dry, well-balanced beer overall... it seems to occupy a middle ground between APA and IPA.
scrizzz (2223) - Bothell, Washington, USA - OCT 13, 2008
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Golden color, seductive suspended sediment. Beautiful white head, nice lacing. Faint fresh citrus aroma. I wasn’t thinking pear when I read the words from WesKBob under me, but once it was in my head I couldn’t let it go. Soft fresh bartlett pear and pine and jasmine. Yummy.
DragonStout (1408) - Pickerington, Ohio, USA - OCT 12, 2008
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Poured a golden color with an orange hue and a white puffy head.The nose is full on grapefruit and pine.Flavor is way hoppy bitter.The bitterness lasts way too long for me.
WesKBob (563) - Bethany, Oklahoma, USA - OCT 11, 2008
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma is pear and citrus hops. Flavor is similar with some piney hop notes. Not nearly as hoppy as some IPAs, however. Thin and watery with a slightly astringent finish. Not great, but would be a refreshing lawnmower beer.
Christian (11784) - Odense, DENMARK - OCT 10, 2008
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Hazy golden with a small white head. Perfumed hop aroma of grass, peach and citrus. Sweet caramel flavour with peach hop notes and a bitter finish.
Taverner (1100) - San Ramon, California, USA - OCT 7, 2008
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle courtesy of valpoaj - THANKS! Pours hazy copper with white head. Aroma is pine and some grapefruit. Very smooth and flowery - not bad.
checkmatei1 (765) - Willow Grove, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 6, 2008
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft @ Capones: Poured a copper color with a small head. The aroma was hops, citrus, and grass. The flavor was definitely hoppy with slight grapefruit and slight flowery taste. Overall, smooth IPA that doesn’t ruin my palate for the rest of the night.
glkaiser (1214) - Seattle, Washington, USA - SEP 29, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz bottle. Light copper with big fluffy head. Light citrus aroma. Balanced IPA with enough moderate sweet malt to match the citrus/musty hops. Mild bitterness. Enjoyable.
moelikebeer (221) - St. Paul, Minnesota, USA - SEP 23, 2008
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Light amber, fairly cloudy pour with a small head. Somewhat light aroma of grapefruit and herbal hops. Flavor is a nice balance resiny hops and sweet malt. Nice IPA, though pretty mild.